Beaudesert theatregoers time travelled six decades into the past when BAMS Theatre presented Back to the 60s.
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BAMS performed the multifaceted show four times from 21 to 29 October at The Centre.
Guests got into the spirit of the 1960s with a themed trivia quiz then watched one-act comedy play, ‘Orange Blossom’, directed by Laurie Dunne.
The play was set in the home of a dysfunctional family on the morning of their daughter’s wedding, where family grudges, strong personalities and disagreements ultimately called the wedding into question.
Characters and actors in Orange Blossom were Glad Duckworth (Caitlin Dunne), parents George and Maud (Raymond Undery and Nikki Williams), Aunty Lola (Rachelle Harding), Aunty Lottie (Amanda De Beus), fiancé Fred Ashford (Cameron Dauth) and bridesmaid Amy Foster (Jasmine Knight).
The night culminated in a rousing trip down memory lane with some of the most well-known and best loved songs of the 1960s performed by “The Bamettes”.
BAMS President Bec Teese directed, choreographed and arranged the vocal harmonies for Music of the 60s.
She also performed in 19 of the show’s 24 songs as the character Penny.
The musical spectacular went for an hour and five minutes and included crowd favourites like Wild Thing, Rolling on the River, Leader of the Pack, Under the Boardwalk, Dancing in the Street and Locomotion.
Ms Teese’s mother, Corinne Teese, made the rainbow minidress costumes and the dapper navy suit worn by MC Tommy (Steve Holland).
Fellow characters and singers were Susie (Sandy Milligan), Betty (Allison Fair), Shirley (Clare Patrick), Annie (Michelle Middleton) and Cindy (Bethany Dean).
Ms Teese, who has been in BAMS since she was a child, said it was a rewarding show to be part of.
“It was a really good response – on opening night, there were several A-Choired Taste members in the crowd, and I could actually hear them from the stage, singing along to the Music of the 60s, so it was good to be able to tell the crowd was into it,” she said.